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UEFA Europa League: Rangers FC - FC Spartak Moskva Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

Rangers FCRangers FCIbrox Stadium - GlasgowThursday 25 October 2018
21.00CET (20.00 local time)
Group G - Matchday 3
FC Spartak MoskvaFC Spartak Moskva
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Rangers FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
30/08/2018POFC Ufa - Rangers FC1-1
agg: 1-2
UfaSysuev 32; Ejaria 9
23/08/2018PORangers FC - FC Ufa1-0
GlasgowGoldson 41
14/05/2008FFC Zenit - Rangers FC2-0
ManchesterDenisov 72, Zyryanov 90+4
UEFA Champions League
25/08/2004QR3Rangers FC - PFC CSKA Moskva1-1
agg: 2-3
GlasgowThompson 87; Vágner Love 60
10/08/2004QR3PFC CSKA Moskva - Rangers FC2-1
MoscowVágner Love 4, Jarošík 46; Novo 37
01/11/2001R2FC Dinamo Moskva - Rangers FC1-3
agg: 2-6
MoscowGusev 27; R. de Boer 8, T. A. Flo 42, Løvenkrands 78
18/10/2001R2Rangers FC - FC Dinamo Moskva3-1
GlasgowAmoruso 9, Ball 61, R. de Boer 79; Gusev 89
27/09/2001R1FC Anji - Rangers FC0-1
WarsawKonterman 84
UEFA Champions League
21/08/1996QRFC Alania Vladikavkaz - Rangers FC2-7
agg: 3-10
VladikavkazYanovski 15, Suleymanov 23 (P); McCoist 1, 13, 18, Van Vossen 40, B. Laudrup 56, 83, Miller 87
07/08/1996QRRangers FC - FC Alania Vladikavkaz3-1
GlasgowMcInnes 51, McCoist 60, Petric 77; Yanovski 29
UEFA Champions League
21/04/1993GSRangers FC - PFC CSKA Moskva0-0Glasgow
09/12/1992GSPFC CSKA Moskva - Rangers FC0-1
BochumFerguson 13
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
24/05/1972FRangers FC - FC Dinamo Moskva3-2
BarcelonaStein 24, Johnston 40, 49; Eshtrekov 60, Makhovikov 87

FC Spartak Moskva - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
05/12/2012GSCeltic FC - FC Spartak Moskva2-1
GlasgowHooper 21, Commons 81 (P); Ari 39
02/10/2012GSFC Spartak Moskva - Celtic FC2-3
MoscowEmenike 41, 48; Hooper 12, Kombarov 71 (og), Samaras 90
UEFA Champions League
29/08/2007QR3Celtic FC - FC Spartak Moskva1-1
agg: 2-2 (aet, 4-3 pens)
GlasgowMcDonald 27; Pavlyuchenko 45
15/08/2007QR3FC Spartak Moskva - Celtic FC1-1MoscowPavlyuchenko 42; Hartley 21
Rangers FC532064112101138322513
FC Spartak Moskva201120110000402257

Last updated 23/10/2018 14:45CET

Match background Only this chapter

It is first against fourth in UEFA Europa League Group G as Rangers, top of the standings with four points from their first two matches, host a Spartak Moskva side with just a single point to their name.

• The Ibrox club are unbeaten in Europe this season, maintaining that run in the group stage with a 2-2 draw at Villarreal and a 3-1 win against Rapid Wien in Glasgow. Spartak were defeated 2-0 in Vienna on opening night and conceded a penalty deep into added time to draw 3-3 at home to Villarreal.

Previous meetings
• There have been no UEFA competition matches between the clubs.

• Rangers have a positive record against Russian opponents and are undefeated in five matches at home, the latest of three victories in Glasgow having come earlier this season with a 1-0 win over FC Ufa in the UEFA Europa League play-offs. They have played in two European finals against Russian clubs, beating Dinamo Moskva in the 1972 European Cup Winners' Cup but losing to Zenit in the 2008 UEFA Cup.

• Spartak's four games against Scottish opposition have all been against Rangers' arch-rivals Celtic and they have failed to win any of them (D2 L2), losing 2-1 on their last visit to Glasgow in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Highlights: Rangers 3-1 Rapid Wien

Form guide
• Rangers qualified for 2018/19 European competition with a third-placed finish in last season's Scottish Premiership. They are one of four teams to have reached this group stage after beginning their UEFA Europa League journey in the first qualifying round, knocking out Shkupi, Osijek, Maribor and, in the play-offs, Ufa – all without losing a match.

• This is the Gers' debut appearance in a UEFA Europa League group stage, although they reached the last 16 in 2010/11 after crossing over in mid-campaign from the UEFA Champions League.

• Defeated unexpectedly by Progrès Niedercorn of Luxembourg in last season's UEFA Europa League first qualifying round on their return to Europe after a six-year wait, Rangers nevertheless won the home leg of that tie and are undefeated in seven European matches at Ibrox (W5 D2).

• Spartak were unable to defend their Russian Premier League title in 2017/18, finishing third behind Moscow rivals Lokomotiv and CSKA. Their only European qualifying tie this season brought defeat – 2-3 on aggregate against PAOK in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, a result that propelled them into the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• The Muscovites have played UEFA Europa League football in five previous seasons but never in the group stage. They reached the quarter-finals in 2010/11 and the round of 32 last term, when, having crossed over from the UEFA Champions League in mid-campaign, they lost 4-3 on aggregate to Athletic Club. In the other three seasons they fell at the first hurdle in the qualifying phase.

Highlights: Spartak Moskva 3-3 Villarreal

• Spartak won 2-1 in Bilbao in that round of 32 tie, but that is their only European away victory in the last 14 such fixtures (D5 L8). Among the defeats was a record 7-0 loss at Liverpool on matchday six of last season's UEFA Champions League.

Links and trivia
• Rangers are one of ten clubs in the 2018/19 group stage who have lost UEFA Cup or UEFA Europa League finals, the others being Anderlecht, Vidi, Salzburg, Bordeaux, Lazio, Arsenal, Celtic, Sporting CP and, on three occasions, Marseille. Of that group only Anderlecht have lifted the trophy.

• Rangers manager Steven Gerrard played twice for England against Russia in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifiers, winning 3-0 at Wembley but captaining the team to a 2-1 defeat in Moscow that contributed to the Three Lions' qualifying failure.

The coaches
• A Liverpool great with 186 goals in 710 appearances for the Anfield club, most of them as captain, Steven Gerrard launched his managerial career at Glasgow giants Rangers in May 2018. An England international for 14 years, accumulating 114 caps and 21 goals, the dynamic midfielder won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League with Liverpool. After an 18-month end-of-career spell with LA Galaxy he returned to coach Liverpool's youth team before the job at Ibrox lured him to Scotland.

• Following the dismissal of Spartak head coach Massimo Carrera on Monday, his assistant Raúl Riancho has been placed in temporary charge. The 58-year-old Spaniard previously worked on the coaching staff of both Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukrainian national side.


Team facts Only this chapter

Rangers FC
Nicknames: The Gers, The Teddy Bears, The Light Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2008)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): (1961), (1967), 1972

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 54 (2011)
Scottish Cup: 33 (2009)
League Cup: 27 (2011)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
first qualifying round
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA club competition
play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2010/11: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League second qualifying round

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Rangers v Valletta
28/09/83, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Valletta v Rangers
14/09/83, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Rangers v Juventus
01/11/95, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers
13/04/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-finals first leg
5-0: Köln v Rangers
03/11/82, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
4-0: twice, most recently v Hapoel Tel-Aviv
22/02/07, round of 32 second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Amica Wronki v Rangers
21/10/04, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Rangers v Auxerre
15/12/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Köln v Rangers (see above)


FC Spartak Moskva
Narodnaya Komanda (The People's Club)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 22 (2017)
Domestic cup: 13 (2003)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
third qualifying round
did not take part in UEFA club competition
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: play-offs
2012/13: UEFA Champions League group stage
2011/12: play-offs
2010/11: quarter-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
5-0: Spartak v Häcken
20/09/07, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5 on four occasions, most recently v Litex Lovech
12/08/98, UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Spartak v Porto
14/04/11, UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg
1-4: Spartak v Dynamo Kyiv
13/08/08, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg
0-3 on five occasions, most recently v Barcelona
20/11/12, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Liverpool v Spartak
06/12/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
5-0: Spartak v Häcken (see above)

• Biggest away win
HJK Helsinki v Spartak
28/09/83, first round second leg

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Spartak v Porto (see above)
0-3: Spartak v Mallorca
26/02/04, third round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-2: Werder Bremen v Spartak
30/11/87, second round second leg
Porto v Spartak
07/04/11, quarter-final first leg
three times, most recently v Kaiserslautern
04/11/81, second round second leg


Squad list Only this chapter

Rangers FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Allan McGregorSCO31/01/198236 - 8-2-9-18-58-
13Wes FoderinghamENG14/01/199127 - --------2-
28Robby McCrorieSCO18/03/199820 - ----------
55Brian KinnearSCO16/01/200117 - ----------
60Nicky HogarthSCO04/07/200117 - ----------
2James TavernierENG31/10/199126 - 82219541163
6Connor GoldsonENG18/12/199225 - 812-912-101
15Jon FlanaganENG01/01/199325 - 7-1-5-2-9-
17Ross McCrorieSCO18/03/199820 - 5-1-3-1-6-
19Nikola KatićCRO10/10/199622 - 81--7---81
30Kyle BradleySCO14/02/199919 - ----------
31Borna BarišićCRO10/11/199225 - --1-5-1-133
34Joe WorrallENG10/01/199721 - --2-3-2-2-
36Gareth McAuleyNIR05/12/197938 - --------51
46Rhys BreenSCO06/01/200018 - ----------
49Jordan HoustonSCO28/01/200018 - ----------
51Lewis MayoSCO19/03/200018 - ----------
54Matthew ShielsSCO13/09/200018 - ----------
56Daniel FinlaysonSCO19/01/200117 - ----------
61Jay MackSCO28/07/200117 - ----------
65Nathan PattersonSCO16/10/200117 - ----------
68Murray MillerSCO29/01/200216 - ----------
69Kyle McclellandSCO10/02/200216 - ----------
4Graham DorransSCO05/05/198731 - --1-1-1-1-
8Ryan JackSCO27/02/199226 - 7---4---27-
10Ovie EjariaENG18/11/199720 - 811-811-91
16Andrew HallidaySCO11/10/199127 - 4-2-5-2-10-
21Daniel CandeiasPOR25/02/198830 - 7-2-612-181
23Lassana CoulibalyMLI10/04/199622 - 312-712-51
26Ryan KentENG11/11/199621 - 6-2-832-8-
27Stephen KellySCO13/04/200018 - ----------
35Eros GrezdaALB15/04/199523 - ----2---161
37Scott ArfieldCAN01/11/198829 - 6-217221101
40Glenn MiddletonSCO01/01/200018 - 4-2-412-6-
47Jack ThompsonSCO20/01/200018 - ----------
53Cameron PalmerENG15/05/200018 - ----------
57Zac ButterworthSCO24/03/200117 - ----------
58Kieran MckechnieSCO04/04/200117 - ----------
63Ben WilliamsonSCO07/08/200117 - ----------
64Josh McpakeSCO31/08/200117 - ----------
9Umar SadiqNGA02/02/199721 - 1---1---1-
20Alfredo MorelosCOL21/06/199622 - 82129412178
38Kyle LaffertyNIR16/09/198731 - 2-116351181
44Andrew DallasSCO22/07/199919 - ----------
62Adedapo Awokoya-MebudeENG29/07/200117 - ----------
-Steven GerrardENG30/05/198038 - 8-2---2-10-
FC Spartak Moskva - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
32Artem RebrovRUS04/03/198434 - ------1-7-
57Aleksandr SelikhovRUS07/04/199424 - ------1-6-
86Artem PoplevchenkovRUS09/06/200018 - ----------
98Aleksandr MaksimenkoRUS19/03/199820 - 2-2-11-2-4-
3Marko PetkovićSRB03/09/199226 - ----1---6-
14Georgi DzhikiyaRUS21/11/199225 - 1-2-812-8-
16Salvatore BocchettiITA30/11/198631 - 1-2-8-23-39-
23Dmitri KombarovRUS22/01/198731 - 2-1-7-92374
29Ilya KutepovRUS29/07/199325 - ----1-2-7-
38Andrei EschenkoRUS09/02/198434 - 2---4-13-24-
44Aleksandr LikhachevRUS22/07/199622 - ----------
46Artem MaminRUS25/07/199721 - ----------
56Ilya GaponovRUS25/10/199721 - ----------
92Nikolai RasskazovRUS04/01/199820 - 1-2-7-2-3-
7Jano AnanidzeGEO10/10/199226 - ------21102
8Denis GlushakovRUS27/01/198731 - 1---7-103224
11FernandoBRA03/03/199226 - 2-2-1013-261
19Aleksandr SamedovRUS19/07/198434 - 1-1-7-2384112
22Mikhail IgnatovRUS04/05/200018 - --2-312-2-
25Lorenzo MelgarejoPAR10/08/199028 - 1-2151185326
26Roman EremenkoFIN19/03/198731 - ----2-364758
27Aleksandr LomovitskiRUS27/01/199820 - 1-2-6-2-3-
40Artem TimofeevRUS12/01/199424 - 1-2-512-4-
47Roman ZobninRUS11/02/199424 - 2-2-11-5-11-
71Ivelin PopovBUL26/10/198730 - 111-8-1213713
88Aleksandr TashaevRUS23/06/199424 - 1-1-6-3-4-
94Sofiane HanniALG29/12/199027 - --1-6-141244
97Danil PoluboyarinovRUS04/02/199721 - ----------
9Zé LuísCPV24/01/199127 - 2-2210542164
12Luiz AdrianoBRA12/04/198731S2---9-20127535
61Danila ProshliakovRUS08/03/200018 - ----------
99Pedro RochaBRA01/10/199424 - --1-1-1-2-
-Raul Ruiz Gonzalez RianchoESP13/02/196058 - ----------

Last updated 25/10/2018 09:07CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Rangers FCFixtures and results
12/07/2018UELFK Shkupi (H)W 2-0Murphy 23, Tavernier 90+2 (P)
17/07/2018UELFK Shkupi (A)D 0-0
26/07/2018UELNK Osijek (A)W 1-0Morelos 18
02/08/2018UELNK Osijek (H)D 1-1Katić 53
05/08/2018LeagueAberdeen FC (A)D 1-1Tavernier 30
09/08/2018UELNK Maribor (H)W 3-1Morelos 6, Tavernier 50 (P), Coulibaly 86
12/08/2018LeagueSaint Mirren FC (H)W 2-0Morelos 14, Goldson 24
16/08/2018UELNK Maribor (A)D 0-0
23/08/2018UELFC Ufa (H)W 1-0Goldson 41
26/08/2018LeagueMotherwell FC (A)D 3-3Lafferty 15, 38, Ejaria 43
30/08/2018UELFC Ufa (A)D 1-1Ejaria 9
02/09/2018LeagueCeltic FC (A)L 0-1
15/09/2018LeagueDundee FC (H)W 4-0Coulibaly 4, Kent 14, Tavernier 45+3, Middleton 83
20/09/2018UELVillarreal CF (A)D 2-2Arfield 67, Lafferty 76
23/09/2018LeagueSt Johnstone FC (H)W 5-1Tavernier 9, Morelos 34, Arfield 52, Lafferty 74, Candeias 79
30/09/2018LeagueLivingston FC (A)L 0-1
04/10/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (H)W 3-1Morelos 44, 90+4, Tavernier 84 (P)
07/10/2018LeagueHeart of Midlothian FC (H)W 3-1Kent 3, Morelos 13, Arfield 32
21/10/2018LeagueHamilton Academical FC (A)W 4-1Kent 41, Tavernier 84, 87, Morelos 90+4
25/10/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (H)
31/10/2018LeagueKilmarnock FC (H)
03/11/2018LeagueSaint Mirren FC (A)
08/11/2018UELFC Spartak Moskva (A)
11/11/2018LeagueMotherwell FC (H)
24/11/2018LeagueLivingston FC (H)
29/11/2018UELVillarreal CF (H)
02/12/2018LeagueHeart of Midlothian FC (A)
05/12/2018LeagueAberdeen FC (H)
09/12/2018LeagueDundee FC (A)
13/12/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (A)
16/12/2018LeagueHamilton Academical FC (H)
19/12/2018LeagueHibernian FC (A)
23/12/2018LeagueSt Johnstone FC (A)
26/12/2018LeagueHibernian FC (H)
29/12/2018LeagueCeltic FC (H)
23/01/2019LeagueKilmarnock FC (A)
26/01/2019LeagueLivingston FC (A)
02/02/2019LeagueSaint Mirren FC (H)
06/02/2019LeagueAberdeen FC (A)
16/02/2019LeagueSt Johnstone FC (H)
23/02/2019LeagueHamilton Academical FC (A)
27/02/2019LeagueDundee FC (H)
09/03/2019LeagueHibernian FC (A)
16/03/2019LeagueKilmarnock FC (H)
30/03/2019LeagueCeltic FC (A)
03/04/2019LeagueHeart of Midlothian FC (H)
06/04/2019LeagueMotherwell FC (A)
1Heart of Midlothian FC971116722
2Celtic FC961217619
3Kilmarnock FC961215819
4Livingston FC953112518
5Rangers FC952222917
6Hibernian FC9522211017
7Aberdeen FC933310912
8St Johnstone FC932481811
9Hamilton Academical FC92077206
10Motherwell FC91268155
11Saint Mirren FC91175194
12Dundee FC91085203
FC Spartak MoskvaFixtures and results
28/07/2018LeagueFC Orenburg (H)W 1-0Gigot 4
04/08/2018LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (A)D 0-0
08/08/2018UCLPAOK FC (A)L 2-3Popov 7, Promes 17
11/08/2018LeagueFC Anji (H)W 1-0Zé Luís 70
14/08/2018UCLPAOK FC (H)D 0-0
18/08/2018LeagueFC Krasnodar (A)W 1-0Zé Luís 88
25/08/2018LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (H)W 2-1Promes 7 (P), Melgarejo 14
02/09/2018LeagueFC Zenit (A)D 0-0
16/09/2018LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (H)L 1-2Dzhikiya 56
20/09/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (A)L 0-2
23/09/2018LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (A)D 1-1Fernando 30
26/09/2018CupFC Chernomorets Novorossiisk (A)W 1-0Zé Luís 28
30/09/2018LeagueFC Rostov (H)L 0-1
04/10/2018UELVillarreal CF (H)D 3-3Zé Luís 34 (P), 82, Melgarejo 85
07/10/2018LeagueFC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (A)W 3-2Ignatov 47, Zé Luís 59 (P), Timofeev 90+2
21/10/2018LeaguePFC Arsenal Tula (H)L 2-3Zé Luís 13, 45+2
25/10/2018UELRangers FC (A)
29/10/2018LeagueFC Rubin (A)
01/11/2018CupFC Anji (H)
04/11/2018LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (H)
08/11/2018UELRangers FC (H)
11/11/2018LeagueFC Ufa (A)
25/11/2018LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (H)
29/11/2018UELSK Rapid Wien (H)
02/12/2018LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moskva (H)
08/12/2018LeagueFC Anji (A)
13/12/2018UELVillarreal CF (A)
03/03/2019LeagueFC Krasnodar (H)
10/03/2019LeagueFC Dinamo Moskva (A)
17/03/2019LeagueFC Zenit (H)
31/03/2019LeagueFC Akhmat Grozny (A)
07/04/2019LeaguePFC CSKA Moskva (H)
14/04/2019LeagueFC Rostov (A)
21/04/2019LeagueFC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk (H)
23/04/2019LeaguePFC Arsenal Tula (A)
28/04/2019LeagueFC Rubin (H)
05/05/2019LeagueFC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast (A)
12/05/2019LeagueFC Ufa (H)
19/05/2019LeaguePFC Krylya Sovetov Samara (A)
26/05/2019LeagueFC Orenburg (A)
1FC Zenit1181220925
2FC Krasnodar1161418919
3PFC CSKA Moskva1154216519
4FC Lokomotiv Moskva11533131118
5FC Rostov1153311618
6FC Rubin1146112918
7FC Spartak Moskva11533121018
8FC Orenburg1143411915
9FC Akhmat Grozny11434101215
10PFC Arsenal Tula11344141313
11FC Dinamo Moskva11344101013
12FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast11335111812
13PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara1132651511
14FC Ufa1124571310
15FC Anji1131761710
16FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk111376166

Last updated 23/10/2018 14:43CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Rangers FC

  • UEFA Europa League - First qualifying round
    Rangers FC 2-0 FK Shkupi
    1-0 Murphy 23, 2-0 Tavernier 90+2 (P)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy, Windass (79 Middleton), Flanagan, Ross McCrorie, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (56 Jack), Arfield (67 Ejaria)
  • (17/07/2018)
    FK Shkupi 0-0 Rangers FC (agg: 0-2)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy (90 Halliday), Jack, Windass (64 Middleton), Flanagan, Ross McCrorie, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (72 Ejaria)
  • Second qualifying round
    NK Osijek 0-1 Rangers FC
    0-1 Morelos 18
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy (68 Windass), Jack, Ejaria (78 Ross McCrorie), Flanagan, Katić, Morelos (94 Middleton), Coulibaly, Kent
  • (02/08/2018)
    Rangers FC 1-1 NK Osijek (agg: 2-1)
    1-0 Katić 53, 1-1 Goldson 89 (og)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Ejaria (93 Halliday), Flanagan, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (85 Windass), Coulibaly (75 Arfield), Kent
  • Third qualifying round
    Rangers FC 3-1 NK Maribor
    1-0 Morelos 6, 1-1 Viler 40, 2-1 Tavernier 50 (P) , 3-1 Coulibaly 86
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Ejaria (78 Murphy), Flanagan, Katić, Morelos (88 Sadiq), Candeias, Coulibaly, Kent (87 Ross McCrorie), Arfield
  • (16/08/2018)
    NK Maribor 0-0 Rangers FC (agg: 1-3)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Murphy (76 Ross McCrorie), Jack, Ejaria (68 Kent), Halliday, Katić, Morelos, Candeias, Arfield
  • Play-off
    Rangers FC 1-0 FC Ufa
    1-0 Goldson 41
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Ejaria, Flanagan, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (69 Lafferty), Kent (77 Middleton), Arfield
  • (30/08/2018)
    FC Ufa 1-1 Rangers FC (agg: 1-2)
    0-1 Ejaria 9, 1-1 Sysuev 32
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Ejaria, Flanagan, Katić, Morelos, Candeias (46 Lafferty), Kent, Arfield (70 Halliday)
  • Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    Rangers FC2110534
    SK Rapid Wien2101333
    Villarreal CF2020552
    FC Spartak Moskva2011351
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    Villarreal CF 2-2 Rangers FC
    1-0 Bacca 1, 1-1 Arfield 67, 2-1 Moreno 69, 2-2 Lafferty 76
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Halliday, Candeias (77 Ross McCrorie), Coulibaly (70 Middleton), Kent, Barišić (85 Dorrans), Worrall, Arfield, Lafferty
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    Rangers FC 3-1 SK Rapid Wien
    0-1 Veton Berisha 42, 1-1 Morelos 44, 2-1 Tavernier 84 (P) , 3-1 Morelos 90+4
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Ejaria, Flanagan, Morelos (95 Middleton), Candeias, Coulibaly, Kent (90 Halliday), Worrall, Arfield
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Rangers FC-FC Spartak Moskva
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    Rangers FC-Villarreal CF
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    SK Rapid Wien-Rangers FC

FC Spartak Moskva

  • UEFA Champions League - Third qualifying round
    PAOK FC 3-2 FC Spartak Moskva
    0-1 Popov 7, 0-2 Promes 17, 1-2 Prijović 29 (P) , 2-2 Limnios 37, 3-2 Pelkas 44
    Maksimenko, Gigot, Promes, Fernando, Luiz Adriano (78 Zé Luís), Bocchetti (94 Rasskazov), Kombarov, Lomovitski, Eschenko, Zobnin, Popov (64 Timofeev)
  • (14/08/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva 0-0 PAOK FC (agg: 2-3)
    Maksimenko, Gigot, Glushakov, Promes, Fernando (62 Samedov), Luiz Adriano, Dzhikiya, Kombarov (76 Melgarejo), Eschenko, Zobnin, Tashaev (46 Zé Luís)
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (20/09/2018)
    SK Rapid Wien 2-0 FC Spartak Moskva
    1-0 Timofeev 50 (og) , 2-0 Murg 68
    Maksimenko, Zé Luís, Fernando, Dzhikiya, Bocchetti, Melgarejo, Lomovitski (73 Samedov), Timofeev (81 Ignatov), Zobnin, Rasskazov, Pedro Rocha (73 Popov)
  • Matchday 2 (04/10/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva 3-3 Villarreal CF
    0-1 Ekambi 13, 1-1 Zé Luís 34 (P) , 1-2 Fornals 49, 2-2 Zé Luís 82, 3-2 Melgarejo 85, 3-3 Santi Cazorla 90+6 (P)
    Maksimenko, Zé Luís, Fernando, Dzhikiya, Bocchetti, Ignatov (69 Hanni), Kombarov (90 Timofeev), Melgarejo, Lomovitski (80 Tashaev), Zobnin, Rasskazov
  • Matchday 3 (25/10/2018)
    Rangers FC-FC Spartak Moskva
  • Matchday 4 (08/11/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 5 (29/11/2018)
    FC Spartak Moskva-SK Rapid Wien
  • Matchday 6 (13/12/2018)
    Villarreal CF-FC Spartak Moskva

Last updated 23/10/2018 13:27CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeKevin Blom (NED)
  • Assistant refereesCharles Schaap (NED) , Joost van Zuilen (NED)
  • Additional assistant refereesKamphuis Jochem (NED) , Siemen Mulder (NED)
  • Fourth officialBas van Dongen (NED)
  • UEFA DelegateRainer Koch (GER)
  • UEFA Referee observerLucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)


NameDate of birthUEFA Europa League matchesUEFA matches
Kevin Blom21/02/19744278

Kevin Blom

Referee since: 1993
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2005

Tournaments: 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship


UEFA Europa League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
17/03/2011UELR16FC PortoPFC CSKA Moskva2-1Porto
23/08/2012UELPOAIKPFC CSKA Moskva0-1Solna
05/11/2015UELGSFC RubinLiverpool FC0-1Kazan

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/10/2010EUROQRRepublic of IrelandRussia2-3Dublin
08/12/2010UCLGSMŠK ŽilinaFC Spartak Moskva1-2Zilina
17/03/2011UELR16FC PortoPFC CSKA Moskva2-1Porto
03/09/2011EUROQRScotlandCzech Republic2-2Glasgow
23/08/2012UELPOAIKPFC CSKA Moskva0-1Solna
05/11/2015UELGSFC RubinLiverpool FC0-1Kazan

Last updated 24/10/2018 03:16CET



Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
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